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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Educational Leadership

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Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Education, Instruction

Department: Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership
Rank: Lecturer
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Review of Applications Begins
January 20, 2019; positions open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with a completed online application, including the names of three references, applicants should submit:

- A letter of interest describing how you meet the required qualifications, professional competencies, and, if applicable, preferred qualifications
- A CV
- A teaching/advising philosophy statement (1 page)
- Evidence of teaching performance (i.e., past evaluations)

Reference letters will be requested if the application moves forward.

Department Summary
The College of Education (COE) is organized in four academic departments and 16 research and outreach centers. All departments include both tenure and career non-tenure track faculty, as well as graduate and undergraduate programs addressing the full range of issues present in educational and social systems. A range of academic degrees and majors are offered, including communication disorders and sciences, elementary and secondary education, school psychology, counseling psychology, couples and family therapy, special education, teacher education studies, administrator preparation, and research methodologists. As noted in our mission statement, COE faculty, staff, and students are committed to developing and validating programs that prepare scholars and practitioners, while promoting respect for diversity, equitable opportunities, and inclusive environments. Further information about the leadership programs, college, and university is accessible at https://education.uoregon.edu/.

The Department of Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership (EMPL) brings together scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds with shared expertise in using data-informed evidence to guide professional practice and policymaking that ultimately improves how education and social systems effectively serve students, families, and communities. EMPL’s DEd and administrative licensure programs have a long history of regional prominence; many current school, district, and state leaders in Oregon are alumni.

Given the unique ways in which individuals from historically marginalized racial and ethnic groups, sexual- and gender-minorities, students with disabilities, and students with an immigrant, language learner, and low-income status have been poorly served in schools as well as recent compelling evidence on student-teacher matching, we strongly encourage members of such groups to apply for this position. We also recognize that evidence suggests that women and members of historically marginalized racial and ethnic groups self-select out of positions due to concerns over failure to meet minimal requirements, we strongly encourage applicants to apply if they are uncertain about their qualifications.

Position Summary
The College of Education is seeking to hire two nationally prominent educators and leaders to collaborate with members of the EMPL department, and across the faculty of the university, to teach courses in educational leadership, and advise and mentor masters and doctoral students in our applied doctoral (D.Ed.) and administrative licensure programs. Dependent on candidate qualifications and interests, opportunities are available for existing academic program redesign, development of new academic programs for educational leaders, and academic program coordination. Through teaching, advising, mentoring, and intellectual contributions to academic program design, these positions have the potential to guide and shape the next generation of educational leaders in Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, and Nation.

Substantive expertise in areas critical to Oregon’s and the nation’s school systems is welcome, including school readiness, chronic absenteeism, school dropout, career and technical education, high-school and college transitions, linguistic and racial diversity and equity, behavioral supports and social-emotional learning, urban and rural education, or other expertise relevant to leadership in educational systems. So too is the ability to teach an array of applied leadership courses on topics such as improvement science, evidence-based decision making, teaching and learning, formative assessment, and education finance, among others.
This position is a Career Non-Tenure-Track Faculty (CNTTF) position in the Lecturer classification series. The position’s responsibilities are guided by the COE NTTF Professional Responsibilities Policy, United Academics Collective Bargaining Agreement, and the COE’s NTTF Policy for Promotion and Review.

Starting Date: a range of starting dates is possible from June 2020 to September 2020.

Minimum Requirements
To qualify for the rank of Lecturer:
• Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership or related discipline
• Documented expertise in educational leadership and policy
• Teaching experience, advising experience, and professional experience in the field.

To qualify for the rank of Senior Lecturer I successful candidates must meet all the requirements of Lecturer Rank plus 6 years of post-terminal degree experience including the following:
• Evidence of high quality teaching and professional expertise in the field as related to position (e.g., teaching courses, presentations)
• Experience participating in graduate education (e.g., doctoral committees, research supervision, advising)
• Demonstrated service and/or leadership in the field, department, college, and/or university
• Documented program coordination or comparable leadership responsibilities and contributions to the graduate education program.
• Scholarly contributions to the field (e.g., develop and publish teaching or clinical materials, publications in the practice literature; presentations)

To qualify for the rank of Senior Lecturer II successful candidates must meet all the requirements of Senior Lecturer I Rank plus an additional 6 years of post-terminal experience including the following:
• Demonstrated leadership with expanded responsibilities in a variety of areas including but not limited to, curriculum development, program development, and program evaluation of the graduate education program
• Demonstrated broad scope of impact and audience of your scholarly activities (e.g., having a state or national office develop and publish teaching or clinical materials, publish in the practice literature, write grant applications)

Professional Competencies
• Demonstrated potential to contribute positively to our diverse community and to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills that will enhance community relations and support graduate student training.
• Ability to teach a broad array of applied leadership courses on topics such as improvement science, evidence-based decision making, teaching and learning, formative assessment, education finance, and others.

Preferred Qualifications
• At least five years of experience in K-12 educational administration at the building principal and/or central office levels is preferable.
• A record of collaboration with K-12 educators, higher education communities, local community stakeholders, and school districts and policymakers at local, state, and national levels.
• A record of quality mentoring, teaching, and advising of administrator education degree program students and/or staff members from a broad range of diverse backgrounds.
• Experience supervising master's or doctoral student applied project or dissertation of practice committees.
• Transferrable experience (e.g. supervision, mentoring) and research methodology training necessary to chair master's and doctoral students' applied project committees.
• Substantive expertise in areas critical to Oregon’s school systems, including school readiness, chronic absenteeism, school dropout, career and technical education, high-school and college transitions, linguistic and racial diversity and equity, behavioral supports, urban and rural education, or other expertise relevant to leadership in educational systems.
• Experience delivering online instruction.


The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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